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Ewald George Trost Papers

Identifier: MsC0278

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Scope and Contents

This collection is compiled of documents related to a variety of conservation programs and parks. Scrapbooks, speeches, and miscellaneous documents.


  • Creation: 1925-1972


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

1898 -- Born Fort Dodge, Iowa

1913 -- Concordia College, St. Paul, Minnesota

1918 -- Enlisted at Great Lakes Naval Training Station for duty during World War I

1919 -- Discharged from navy

1920 -- 1922 -- University of Denver, marriage, and start of Insurance Agency in Fort Dodge

1924 -- 1925 -- Commander of American Legion Post

1924 -- 1938 -- Drummer and assistant manager of drum corps

1926 -- National champion drum corps

1927 -- American Legion national convention, Paris, France

1940 -- Member of the Board of Education of Fort Dodge

1945 -- Appointed to Iowa State Conservation Commission

1949 -- Chairman of the Conservation Commission and appointment to the Iowa Natural Resources Council

1951 -- Reappointment to the Conservation Commission

1955 -- Lions Club Community Service Award

1957 -- End of service with the Conservation Commission and the Resources Council

1960 -- Retirement from insurance business

1962 -- Republican candidate for State Representative from Webster County

1966 -- Kiwanis Club's Golden Rule award and project director of the Fort Dodge Neighborhood Youth Corps

1972 -- Death in Fort Dodge


9.00 Linear Feet

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Member of the Iowa State Conservation Commission. Subject folders and scrapbooks relating to conservation issues and the American Legion.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Ermalee Trost in 1973.

Physical Description

Oversized scrapbooks 1-5 at n37:07:6

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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